All About Me

Hi There!  Welcome to Camille's Collections (formerly Quahog Tales)!  I am Camille, lover of life, family, friends, and food.  I was born in Cranston, RI and now live in Providence.  As some of you may know, RI is a very Italian state, Cranston and Providence especially!  My family is rich with the Italian Culture and Heritage; it's something I'm very proud of.  RI is a big part of my life, having spent most of my life here.  

Life, Family, Friends and Food are the things that keep me floating day after day. 

In life:  I am perpetually on the go, and find it difficult to relax.  I have a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UMass Amherst and a Masters in Business Administration from Providence College.  I am a control freak, no matter what I may tell you otherwise.  I think part of it is the engineer in me (I feel like I know if something will work or not, so I usually want it done my way) and I’ve been learning that sometimes, I just need to go with the flow, enjoy life and the experiences that come my way.  I’ve been working to look on positive side of life, and hopefully that will become a constant practice.  I hope that one day I will be able to accomplish everything that I want in life.  I love movies, although I am not a huge fan of sitting in the movie theater.  I own more movies than necessary, and I usually watch only a few of them over and over.  I actually have some movies that have yet to be opened.  I can’t get through the day without some music, and can often be found at work listening to either I Heart Radio or my iPod.  I grew up listening to the Oldie Station with my parents.  In my 6th grade yearbook, I listed “Birthday” and “Back in the USSR” as my favorite songs (I was pretty obsessed with the Beatles’ White Album at the time).  I even wrote a letter to Paul McCartney asking him to come to my 11th birthday party.  In the 8th grade, we had to tell our favorite music stations in Science class.  At the time I was ashamed to admit that I loved oldies....I pretended that my favorite music station was 92 PRO FM.....And thus started my musical education.  I try to be the best person I can be.  Often copied, but never duplicated.

In Family and Friends:  I can’t live without them.  They are the people who have helped shape who I am today.  My family has helped to raise me, give me the heritage and culture that makes up who I am, and have taught me about life.  My friends have also helped to raise me, but in different ways.  If it weren’t for them, I would probably be lost.  

In Food:  Food is my ultimate passion.  I love to cook it, bake it and ultimately to eat it.  If I could I would go back to school to get a degree in cooking and baking.  Over the years, food has become the source of my self-medication and I’ve been on the path of learning the balance of food and exercise, in order to optimize the current version of me.  I’ve had my ups and downs with my weight, and I know where I want to be, it’s just in the execution.  But as far as food goes, I’ll never change WHAT I eat.  I’ll only change HOW I eat it.  In my opinion, the food dictates who you are.  I am proud of who I am and I wouldn’t change a thing (except perhaps, my waist line).

In any case, that’s me, in a nutshell!  Thanks for visiting Camille's Collections, and enjoy the collection of stories that make up who I am!!